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Durham police: Officers heard shot before 1 fatally shot man

Durham police: Officers heard shot before 1 fatally shot man

Frank Nathaniel Clark of Durham reached for his waistband while being questioned November 22 by two of the officers at a public housing complex, and a struggle ensued, according to the report, which did not provide the officers' full first names. Frank Clark, 34, was fatally shot in the McDougald Terrace neighborhood last week.

The report does not say where Clark was struck, how many shots were fired or whether Southerland was shot. The report says a loaded 9 millimeter handgun was found on the ground next to Clark.

The police report describes officers hearing a gunshot before one fired his weapon.

Then, Officer C.Q. Goss called for help on his police radio, according to the report.

Two additional officers arrived and began performing CPR on Clark and tried to use an automatic external defibrillator.

Clark died at the scene.

A woman who identified herself as Clark's sister told reporters last week he didn't have a gun when he was shot. It had been reported stolen in January.

Saying they also found Clark was carrying a "white, rock-like substance wrapped in a plastic bag".

Barkley joined the Durham Police Department in 1997. The report says officers M.D. Southerland and C.S. Barkley started talking to Clark when Clark reached for his waistband and a struggle started.

Southerland, who was not shot, was taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of his injured leg.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is separately investigating the shooting.